Alonso Wilson de Briano – Fantastic Variety in the Music of Panama – The Winsor Style and Calypso Impressions (1961/2021) [FLAC, 24bit, 96 kHz]

Alonso Wilson de Briano - Fantastic Variety in the Music of Panama - The Winsor Style and Calypso Impressions (1961/2021) [FLAC, 24bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Alonso Wilson de Briano
Album: Fantastic Variety in the Music of Panama – The Winsor Style and Calypso Impressions
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1961/2021
Audio Format: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 36:46
Total Tracks: 12
Total Size: 371 MB

Tracklist:

01. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Amigo (02:46)
02. Alonso Wilson de Briano – San Miguel (03:02)
03. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Club Windsor (03:48)
04. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Tu Unico Amor (02:33)
05. Alonso Wilson de Briano – My Brother, Too (03:53)
06. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Never Never (03:00)
07. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Lucky, Yes I Am (03:07)
08. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Muchacha (02:47)
09. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Me Voy a Panama (03:10)
10. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Concolon (02:17)
11. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Carilimpia (03:02)
12. Alonso Wilson de Briano – Los Tritones (03:16)

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Mokomizik Records is proud to present the first-ever reissue of this ultra-rare Latin-Jazz masterpiece. The Fantastic Variety in the Music of Panama – The Winsor Style and Calypso Impressions was privately released in 1961 by Panamanian pianist and songwriter Alonso Wilson De Briano. Little remains known about Alonso, whose work had all but fallen into obscurity. His unique vision and beautiful compositions however are still shining bright in this true gem of a record.
Alonso described Panama as a country “with a foot in each side”, referring to its unique geography that connects North and South America. The blending of Latin and English-speaking cultures had a big influence on Alonso, whose work draws on elements from West-Indian, Afro-Cuban and Panamanian folk musical styles. From the upbeat mambo rhythms of “Amigo” to the unusual combination of Calypso and Tamborera styles used in “My Brother, Too,” Alonso weaves a rich musical tapestry into his arrangements. Back in 50s Panama, Alonso enjoyed success locally with the likes of Orquesta Armando Boza and Tito Contreras performing his songs. So distinctive were his compositions that people had started referring to them by their own style – El stylito Winsor (the Winsor style), a reference to a club that Alonso performed at. Throughout his music career, Alonso worked with a number of renowned musicians, several of whom appear on the record, including Cuban-Jazz pioneer Arsenio Rodríguez’s main bassist, Alfonso Joseph; and saxophonist and flutist Gene Jefferson to name a few.

Sadly, not many copies remain of Alonso’s music today and the few that have surfaced over the years have naturally demanded high asking prices. This limited reissue aims to shed new light on Alonso’s work and make it available for a new generation of listeners to enjoy.

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